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Word for Word: a production of Lucia Berlin: Stories

9 April 2018 @ 19 h 30 min - 22 h 00 min


Doing the commuter crossword
Actor Norman Gee; projection by Naomie Kremer, set sculpture by Oliver DiCicco. Photo by Julie Schuchard


The Library and École Jeannine Manuel are proud to present the annual production of Word for Word, which returns to its historic home at 4, Square Rapp, across the street. The former Théâtre Adyar has been renovated and expanded, and is now Le Théâtre de la Tour Eiffel. There will be a single performance this year – one night only.

Featuring “Her First Detox”, “Emergency Room Notebook 1977”, “Unmanageable”, “502”, and “Here It Is Saturday,”  these five Bay Area stories from Berlin’s posthumous A Manual for Cleaning Women illuminate Berlin’s insightful, compassionate view of American society. Set to an evocative jazz score (Marcus Shelby, composer), and vivid projections (Naomie Kremer, artist) these witty stories feature a complex woman balancing motherhood, a working life, and addiction. See luciaberlin.com for more about the late author.

Please see zspace.org for more information.The production’s video design is by Naomie Kremer.

Reservations are now open! Click here to reserve your seat. Advance registration is required, as the show will most likely sell out. The suggested donation is 25 euros (15 for students), although no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Attendees are strongly encouraged to make their donation via Paypal in advance (details provided in the reservation form).


9 April 2018
19 h 30 min - 22 h 00 min
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